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Michelle Berlin M.D., M.P.H.

  • (503) 494-4567
    • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Professor OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
    • Vice-Chair of Public Health, Policy and Community Service Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Director Center for Women's Health School of Medicine

Dr. Berlin's clinical efforts focus on the maintenance of health and disease prevention for women, including evaluating abnormal Pap tests with colposcopy and other procedures. Her research pursuits also focus on screening and prevention services, particularly cancer screening and detection, disease prevention and health promotion. Dr. Berlin considers OHSU a remarkable academic healthcare institution with clear expertise in key areas of clinical care and the research needed to support optimal care. An important aspect of her practice is helping women understand their health care treatment choices.

Born and raised on the West Coast, Dr. Berlin has also lived in other parts of the country. For her, Portland offers the best mix of things that she enjoys. In her spare time, Dr. Berlin enjoys reading, playing with her dog, exploring Oregon and other travel with her family.

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  • M.P.H., University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley California 1982
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Ohio 1986
  • Residency:

    • Obstetrics and gynecology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1988
  • Fellowship:

    • Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 1992
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1993

Memberships and associations

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow American


  • "Women's health policies associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking" Women and Health July 2008
  • "Efficacy of oral beta-agonist maintenance therapy in preterm labor" Obstetrics and Gynecology  1995
  • "Barriers to influenza immunization in a low-income urban population" American Journal of Preventive Medicine  2001
  • "Sources of prenatal care data and their association with birth outcomes of HIV-infected women" American Journal of Public Health January 2000
  • "Faculty development initiatives to advance research literacy and evidence-based practice at CAM academic institutions" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine July 1 2014
  • "Progress and priorities in the health of women and girls" Journal of Women's Health April 1 2010
  • "A new questionnaire for urinary incontinence diagnosis in women" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology January 2005
  • "Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)." Evidence report/technology assessment (Summary)  2003
  • "The relationship of health care delivery system characteristics and legal factors to mode of delivery in women with prior cesarean section" Women's Health Issues May 2004
  • "Case-control study of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and endometrial cancer" American Journal of Epidemiology October 2006
  • "HIV-infected health care professionals" JAMA Internal Medicine February 8 1993
  • "Reducing misclassification bias in cervical dysplasia risk factor analysis with p16-based diagnoses" Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease  2014
  • "Estrogen sulfation genes, hormone replacement therapy, and endometrial cancer risk" Journal of the National Cancer Institute September 20 2006
  • "Racial differences in survival from gynecologic cancer" Obstetrics and Gynecology December 1996
  • "Pap smears in a public hospital emergency department" Annals of Emergency Medicine  1992
  • "Educational content and the effectiveness of influenza vaccination reminders" Journal of General Internal Medicine  1999
  • "Immunocytochemical analysis of the cervical pap smear" Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)  2015
  • "Pairwise combinations of estrogen metabolism genotypes in postmenopausal breast cancer etiology" Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention March 2007
  • "Relating health policy to women's health outcomes" Social Science and Medicine October 2005
  • "Interventions that help victims of domestic violence" Journal of Family Practice  2000
  • "Evidence for magnesium sulfate as a tocolytic agent" Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey October 1997
  • "Impact of raloxifene or tamoxifen use on endometrial cancer risk" Journal of Clinical Oncology  2008
  • "A retrospective case-control study of the use of hormone-related supplements and association with breast cancer" International Journal of Cancer April 1 2007
  • "Atopic Dermatitis Is Associated with Cervical High Risk Human Papillomavirus Infection" Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease October 29 2015
  • "Health disparities between women with and without disabilities" Social Work in Public Health May 2010
  • "Immunocytochemical analysis of the cervical Pap smear"  October 27 2014
  • "p16 Staining of Cervical Biopsies May Decrease the Frequency of Unnecessary Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedures" Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease February 5 2016
  • "Making the grade on women's health" Preventing chronic disease  2005
  • "Assessment of acute health effects from the medfly eradication project in santa clara county california" Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health  1992
  • "How to study the impact of sex and gender in medical research" Biology of Sex Differences October 14 2016

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